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Day Fourteen: Riding the Waves

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 21

Waxing Full in Capricorn

Void of Course 11:53am

July 21

Today marks the holding point before the incoming energies of Aquarius and the fullness of Lady Moon.  It  feels as though these energies are primed and ready to burst forth. It reminds me of  how the overwhelming pressure of water on a dam at times proves too much; allowing the waters to break through flowing freely, strongly and of  their own accord.

The moon spent most of the morning hours in Capricorn, and I tried to fully embrace  the proverbial scaling of the heights and reaching into the depths  that typifies Capricorn.  After working my Full Moon Ritual last night and calling on the energies of Cardinal Earth to anchor this work, I bolstered that goal this morning with a short meditation envisioning myself fully grounded and aligned with all parts of myself functioning like the buoy in the midst of a stormy sea.  It rises and crests remaining intact despite the chaos and disruption surrounding.

Ironically, today is Sunday so I am turning my attention towards the tasks to be accomplished for the week, the reaching out that is required and the social collaboration that is needed.  All of this on the evening before the Moon reaches its fullness in the sign of Aquarius-the global citizen with foci of attention on the greater humanity.

With most of the day having been spent with the moon void and transiting from one sign to the other, I am feeling as though today is the last day to ride the waves of Cancer’s crests. This void is the neutrality before entering its new sign.  The Sun is positioning to leave the sign of Cancer tomorrow and will enter the astrological energy of Leo for whom it is the ruling planet. So, I will gather all the skill I have honed attuning to the strength of the Sun’s light shining fully in the intuitive mysteries of the lunarscape of Cancer and see where my point of balance has shifted so I may continue the movement forward with each rising of the emotional waters as this journey continues.

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Day 13: Rise to the Occasion

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 20

Waxing Moon in Capricorn

Sun in Cancer

July 20

The morning saw the moon in its void state, so integration and holding steady are the goals.  I relaxed into the flow and the morning was quiet and peaceful in contrast to the edginess I felt the past two days.

The Moon transitioned into the astrological sign of Capricorn at 2:39pm. Capricorn is a Cardinal sign (first outpouring) and of the element of Earth. There is the scope of expanse that is typical of Capricorn; often considered the Seagoat- who can traverse the earthy spaces and depths of the oceans and has the sure footed ability to navigate to the heights of the tallest mountain.  Earth relates to the physical and mundane realms and Capricorn’s ruling planet of Saturn is the great keeper of time and master regulator. Pulling all of these energies together lends itself to having stability as the starter for your efforts, but beware of inertia and over calculating every action.

Tonight I did the Full Moon.  My intentions were that of anchoring the work that has been accomplished with this project in the fullness of its expression.  Using the energy of Capricorn held the intent of anchoring it in the physical with option of expansion and being held in a space that is time no time- eternal and structured.  Using this Cardinal energy will carry forward the seeds that have been planted towards deeper connection to my emotions and intuitive nature as the Moon waxes full in Aquarius on Monday. In natural order of the astrological wheel, the flow of movement and maturation moves from burgeoning earth (physical) towards mind that is informed by all the lessons that have been brought forward through the other signs of the zodiac.

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Lens of Sight

Matter of continuum
Depth and breath
Of thin air and
One step taken
Carefully- slowly in pace.

Diving deep to feel the
Sting of new beginnings
Structure and form
Taking shape as
Pause recoils.

The Master waits at the
Gate and the Adept
Reaches out gingerly
The hand withdraws.

And the steepness of drop
Reverberates at the base
Of darkened well
Gold coins falling as leaves
Carried within the
Space of airy breath.

Once again, the ascent begins anew
The space of time claiming
The continuum of earthy

One step taken
Carefully
Slowly
In
Pace.

 

Full Moon Ritual of Anchoring

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 20

Waxing Moon in Capricorn at 2:39pm

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We are entering the 3 days prior to the Full Moon on Monday. Saturday the Moon transits into Capricorn before going void on Sunday morning.  So, I am going to do the working of the Full Moon phase of Ritual of Dedication on Saturday evening (before the void) and bolster with the Aquarian energies on the actual day of the Full Moon.  I will post the plans for this later this evening so you all will have for tomorrow.  No need for additional supplies beyond what we started with for the New Moon dedication. 

This marks phase two of the Ritual of Dedication begun at the start of this journey. Try to perform this ritual between the hours of 2:39p.m. today and before the moon goes void on Sunday at 11:53am.

Full  Moon Ritual of Anchoring

You will need:

1/Silver (or Black) Candle  (New Moon)

1/White Candle (Full Moon)

1/Black Candle (Dark Moon)

Black and white altar cloths

Journal and Pen to be dedicated to record your experiences.  Be sure to choose a journal you will love to use and/or decorate it in any way that is representative of your intention on this journey.

Set up your altar space with the white cloth on top of black.  This represents the Full Moon phase and the waxing of its light coming to peak.  The candles should be arranged in triangular shape with the White candle at center point, Silver candle as left base and Black candle on right side forming the base.  The Silver candle on the left represents the New Moon phase (1st Quarter Waxing), the White – the Full Moon and the Black candle on the left- the Dark Moon (Last Quarter Waning).

Your  journal and pen can be placed in front of the triangular candle formation.

Establish sacred space in whatever way is in keeping with your path.

Invoke the assistance of whatever Deity, guides or patrons you work with to inform and enliven this journey.

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Standing in front of your altar begin by lighting the Silver candle.  As you light this candle offer up words stating your intention of gratitude for all that has brought you to this place on the journey as you deepen your connection to the lunar energies and the mysteries of your lunar nature.

Move to stand in front of the White candle.  As you light this candle offer up words stating your intention of anchoring and standing fully in the Light of the Moon’s reflection and the blessings of the work done.

Envision the orb of the blessed Moon full and shining brightly   Open and allow yourself to connect deeply to the image of the waters of moon’s flow gently holding you as you are carried with the ebb and flow of the tides. Envision the Moon in her full orb, glowing brilliantly and welcoming you to join in her bounty. Breathe deeply drawing in this fullness and filling yourself with the knowledge that you have come a great way in refining and experiencing the flow of emotions within your own being. Soften your gaze and draw the stream of light that issues from Her flame into the center core of your being.  Breathe into it, expanding its intensity and lengthening the depths of its connection. Envision this as the continual stream of informed connection that will be the place of deeper gnosis of the Moon and Her mysteries.  Take a deep breath in and allow this energy to move through you; flowing like water, reaching every point of your being.  Exhale long and slowly sending that energy back into the circuit that is forming between you and the energy you have called forth to permeate this candle. Breathe in this manner of receipt and release, ebb and flow for as long as you feel is needed; ending with a long exhale.

Sharpen your gaze and return back to the clarity of focus looking at the Silver candle of the New Moon. Once again soften your gaze and see the lines of connection between the Silver and White candles as they move towards your center and forming a triangle of enlivened space.  Breathe into this connection of cycle of newness, now having matured and moved to a place of full peak.  Breathe deeply and fully feeling the expansion and new information received from this journey.

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Shift your focus to all three of the candles and as you move your gaze from one to the other offer up words of intent:

Monday, at the time of the Full Moon,  the energies I have called forth in their fullness and anchored and strengthened in the bounty of Lady Moon’s grace will continue to flow forth and my opening to the energies of the moon in all of her phases will move in accord with HER cycles. So Mote It Be!!

Breathe deeply into these words (or those of your own) and see them as being held in witness by the guides, deity or others you called into to assist this rite.

Offer up thanks to those you invoked to join in this ritual, and bid them hail and farewell.  Ground and release your sacred space, again, in whatever way is in keeping with your path. And, lastly, snuff out the flame of the New and Full Moon candles.  I have purposefully had you do this after the release of sacred space as symbolic act of carrying these energies back into the mundane world of expression to be used and accessed on all levels of being.

You will light these two candles each night connecting to their combined energies and adding to these from your own energetic experiences.  Continue to do this up to the eve of the Dark Moon (another ritual and dedication and lighting of the Black candle) as you write your impressions of the day.

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Blessings on your journey as we continue to walk this road together!

Day Twelve: Networking

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon, Uncategorized on July 19, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 19

Waxing Moon in Sagittarius

Sun in Cancer

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Full day in Sagittarius. It will be a busy day today with Dr. appointment for my Mom and return home for our eldest daughter. The heat was intense today, both physically and energetically.  I felt particularly irritated and annoyed for no good reasons.  Trying to reach out in a different way when I get like this which requires being mindful throughout the day.

Ironically there was so much going on in the periphery today that I felt very tangled and a bit un-directed in the energies.  Sagittarius is brilliant at raising enthusiasm and networking in a very precises and inclusive way, but can also get side tracked with over expanding and losing focus.  Which, is precisely how I felt.

I think I will leave the image below to best describe how the energies felt today.

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Photo: Jonathon Chiu

We are entering the 3 days prior to the Full Moon on Monday.  Saturday the Moon transits into Capricorn before going void on Sunday morning.  So, I am going to do the working of the Full Moon phase of Ritual of Dedication on Saturday evening (before the void)  and bolster with the Aquarian energies on the actual day of the Full Moon.  I will post the plans for this later this evening so you all will have for tomorrow.  No need for additional supplies beyond what we started with for the New Moon dedication. 

Day Eleven: Reaching Out

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon, Uncategorized on July 18, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 18

Waxing Moon in Sagittarius

Sun in Cancer

July 18

The Moon moves out of the astrological sign of Scorpio and enters void of course at 7:13am. It transits into the Mutable sign of Sagittarius at 1:54p.m.

The void energies this morning encouraged just settling in and doing nothing after the exertion of digging deeply yesterday.  Moving into the sign of Sagittarius offers the big sigh of release and the potential for sending out some of those smaller flares of emotionally charged product to see where they will take root.

Going back to the energy of the Modalities, Sagittarius is Mutable or flexible and expansive in quality.  Add to this the ruling planet of Sagittarius being Jupiter there is a great deal of growth that can be initiated at this point. Sagittarius is also of the Fire element, so application of the fires of will to the this mix could offer up action filled with passion, desire and emotional engagement to accomplish what is wished.

Today, I am going to explore reaching out beyond what my usual comfort zone may be.  The energies feel supportive and I am thinking that perhaps if I make this my conscious intent and then act upon it, hopefully the opportunities will present themselves. Another helper today is that Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. (Remember, each of the seven days is ruled by the energies of one of the seven elder planets. More on this later.)

So it feels like an optimal day for expanding beyond and calling up the intent of resiliency and flexibility in my emotional outpouring.

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Tomorrow heralds in the three day period prior to Full Moon Phase. Getting ready for next phase of Dedication Ritual set into motion at the New Moon and start of this project.

Day Ten: Rise Like the Phoenix

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 17

Waxing Moon in Scorpio

Sun in Cancer

July 17

Today is Day 10 and my Lunar Return day. My natal Moon is in Scorpio and so the day of the month that the Moon resides fully in Scorpio is considered a Lunar Return day for me. Your Lunar Return day would be the day the Moon transits into the nearest same degree (position) and astrological sign as it was at the time of your birth.   I usually use the energy of this day to deepen my intuitive sight and to dig a little deeper into those areas of my emotional self that like to hide out.

Instinctively, I usually feel the Moon in Scorpio.  I tend to be in a slightly darker place. Self-doubts often bubble up, often without provocation. In general, I tend to be less accepting and shorter in patience.  Over the years, age has settled some of this, but there are always those inner dialogues and feelings you have that no matter how much you try still claim hold at certain times.  The good news is that knowing that the Moon is going to be stirring this up when its energies are in the natal sign helps in learning how to control, embrace and make more positive use of this time.

As I think about the energies running through the previous days as compared to those of today, there seems a sense of expansion and growth.  This is in keeping with the waxing moon phase and in comparison to a life cycle we would be in or mid-20’s early 30’s.  More responsibilities, things a bit more intense in nature and more information about who you are, where you are going and what the options are.  Applying this to this day’s energy of Scorpio, all that emotional baggage that you’ve brought forward, is ready to be dealt with and success or failure will depend entirely on how well you can accept those flaws.

What needs working on today is clearer if I remember that Scorpio is also about the discernment and keen eyesight of the Eagle.  Rising above the situation instead of being carried down into the drama carried on winds that move and support the weight of what is carried airborne. The third aspect of Scorpio is the Phoenix; the evolved and uplifted form of the scorpion and eagle.

I am going to use the energy of the 10th day of this cycle as well. I think of the number 10 as being the opportunity to work on the singular 1 (or singular I of myself) in collaboration with the limitless all of the Divine or the number 0.  So, I am going to dig even deeper today to excavate those parts of myself that need transformation and can potentially be the fires that are reborn as the Phoenix rises.

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The sands of time
Shift and flow from
One tightly held container
To another.

The truths of my own
History’s stories are
Drawn up from the darkness
And into the blazing sun.

I examine them
And relearn the
Greater lessons contained
In each.

And, once mastered and reclaimed
As paths back to myself
My Spirit soars and all
See me as transformed.

The burden has been lifted.
And, I look once again
Towards the full
Light of Day.

Day Nine: Entering Deep Waters

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon with tags , , , , , , on July 16, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 16

Waxing Moon in Scorpio

Sun in Cancer

July 16

The Moon moves into the astrological sign of Scorpio at 10:24am. Scorpio is of the Water element and a Fixed sign.  My natal Moon is in Scorpio so each monthly cycle of return to this astrological position offers an adrenalin like charge of focused application of these energies towards awaken within myself a deeper understanding of this state of being.

The flow of today feels much more subtle in outpour and as though there could be things overlooked if attention is not given to the messages that are left unspoken and the actions left undone. 

Today is a day to tread carefully as those emotions that are trying to get your attention will be much more persistent in their action.  The fixed nature of water that is held in Scorpio can be similar to the dam that serves to control, bind and hold forces that would naturally continue in their path of movement, mindless of what they carry along with them. I have noticed that often when the moon is in Scorpio, people can be swept away in expressing their deepest held feelings and not always as considerate or caring in how these feelings are expressed.

I think the cautionary tale here is similar to that of diving and the incremental steps that are taken as you submerge deeper and deeper into unknown waters. The most important phase to this however, comes in the ascent; rising too quickly can cause embolism and undue pressure on the sinuses and ears.  Just the precise amount of time and energy must be exerted so that lungs have time to re-acclimate and physical body remains intact.

When we enter the deep waters of our own emotional landscape, there is often the push to get in and out as quickly as possible for fear that what we find may keep us in the shadows and weigh us down with negative actions.

There will always be those ugly things that lurk in the depths of our emotional and mental spaces; but there are also the beautiful creatures of light, much like the phosphorescent fish of the deep that light the way and offer a new understanding of all that we hold within ourselves.  So, with these thoughts in mind I am going to take a deep breath and begin my careful and calculated descent and be open and receptive to what lay hidden in the deep.

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Tomorrow the Moon will be in Scorpio the entirety of the day.  It will be interesting to see what mysteries I can bring to the light of the surface.

Day Eight: Refining and Polishing

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 15

Waxing Moon in Libra

First Quarter

Sun in Cancer

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Today is the Eighth day of our journey and the Moon remains in Libra until 11:18pm tonight (turning void). Today also marks the First Quarter of the moon phase cycle.  The moon is nearing completion of Her fullness and the time to refine, polish and bring to a state of beauty is at hand.  If we successfully draw on these discerning qualities, the emotional state we bring forward tomorrow into the depths of highly intuitive Scorpio will be ready for transformation.

I find myself spending some time today, thinking about how I can better balance my first impulses to react from Mind and strengthen my Emotions  to be responsive.  I am realizing that going back and forth between the two is productive only when I don’t allow either to gain dominance and tip the point of balance. I am thinking back to the characteristics and temperament of my grandmother whose sun sign was Libra.  Her thoughts and emotions were all centered around refinement of the aspects of her life.  That is not to say she was wealthy, but she gravitated towards those things that were of quality.  She was a musician and writer; largely self-taught in the venue bringing a creative spark to everything she tried. She could be extremely hard when it came to expressing her emotions, allowing herself to go to the extremes of balance at times and some might feel this was because she did not really care enough.  I think this comes from perhaps caring so much that what you express is perfect, refined and exactly what is needed that barriers go up, mind takes over and what comes out is not at all what or how you planned.

So, my work today is that of finding that center point. Thinking with the intelligence of my heart and feeling from the wisdom of my informed mind. I am thinking about this being the eighth day of this project and that the number EIGHT signifies the cycle of return and receipt.  If you turn the number eight sideways you have the geometric form of the Lemniscate of eternity. I think of this symbol as being the the twin gates (open circle on either side) that can be accessed in the recycling and refining of our emotional state, throughout the space of limitless time.  This is part of the evolutionary process of the Soul and the informed state it brings to the eternal Spirit. This acts as a cleaning process  that refines and  restores the brilliance of Silvery light to its original patina.

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Here’s the recipe:

1/slice of Silvery Moonlight- emotion and revealing the heart of the matter

Salt- Earth and abrasive removal to wipe the slate clean of the accumulated debris of imbalanced mind and heart

Lemon Juice- Fire of water provides the proper acidity to render and transmute as the restorative process begins

Gloves- the necessary barrier to prevent breakdown of flesh and maintain the refined state of holding onto what needs cleansing and polishing

Results:  Plan the process out, work diligently and the beauty of Luna’s light will shine brightly!

Day Seven: It All Balances Out

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 14

Waxing Moon in Libra

Sun in Cancer

July 14

The Moon moved into the astrological sign of Libra at 3:41am.  We have returned to Cardinal energy once again and the opportunity for new stages of thought to be birthed from the lunar waters.  The astrological sign of Libra is of the element of Air- thoughts, intellect, and movement. Today’s energies seemed brighter and lighter than those of yesterday or the previous day.  The Virgoian energy was heavy and dense, like wading through thickened water. And, the void of course energy of yesterday gave pause to that heaviness. I felt supported from below, today there is more of a feeling of lifting upwards.

I awakened feeling refreshed rather than having the clinging heaviness of remaining still for too long. My mind was alert and ready to tackle the day.  Libra’s energy is alert and attentive mind with attention to detail and refinement (similar to that of Virgo), but of taking that analytical state and bringing it to a balance that will stimulate the refinement of your sensibilities and inspire beauty and creativity as the by-products. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. We equate the energy of this planet with that of unconditional love that has been informed through the process of union and relationship of the mental and emotional aspects of ourselves.  This is the beauty that is derived from the balancing act of Libra. This is the energy I will work on and the lessons I will call forth from this day.

The Moon will remain in Libra the remainder of today and through tomorrow up to 11:18pm when it goes void.  There will be ample opportunity to bring some of this refined state to my intuitive self and use this as a starting point towards moving my emotional self into a place of rare and balanced form. I like the picture below because it is reminder to me of the balance that is achieved within the mirrored reflection of what is solid base of outpouring and the refined, flowing movement of what is flexible and changeable.  It reminds me of the mysteries hidden deeply in  what appears to be cyclical in nature, yet follows a course and path that takes many streams of reaching out so that what is of value to completion of the whole may be gathered back into itself. It reminds me of the beauty in what is perfect in form and fractured and scattered in its iteration; leaving it nonetheless powerful, viable and deeply moving.

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It is truly beautiful!
There is a certain
Refinement and grace.

The craftsmanship is expertise
And one can tell that
Great skill and thought
Went into its creation.

You know, they say
That the finest of gold
Was used and each pan
Was polished and leveled.

It’s inner workings were
Lovingly and precisely
Calibrated to the most
Exact measure.

Yes, it is beautiful
This state of affairs
Where heart gives
Way to the uplifting
Of its spirit.

And the rarest and
Most refined of thought
Is poised and balanced
On the luminescent
Polished scales of mind’s
Elegantly created obelisk.

Day Seven: A Bonus Pathworking

Posted in Esbat, Lunar, Magick, Moon Tide, The Temple of the Moon with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2013 by themagickalpen

July 14

We have made it through the first Seven days of the journey through the Temple of the Moon!   Seven is the number of learning, teachings and paths.  I thought it would be helpful to revisit a pathworking I wrote a while ago.  So, find a quiet space, breathe deeply and enter:

The Hall of Cancer

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Turn your focus and attention to your breath. Allow the space of your consciousness to move with the rise and fall of your chest and the filling and release of the lungs. Continue in this manner for several breaths; allowing each to become softer, smoother and slower. With each breath your physical body appears to become lighter and your center of consciousness floats upwards towards the inner eye. You feel enveloped by the mist of transition between the Physical and Astral. And as this veil thins you step through a veil of dark blue mist and find yourself standing centrally in a circular room. As you look around you see that this space opens out to a star lit night sky. The velvety blackness above holds a twinkling of starry light that fills the panoramic view above. The walls encircle you and are of a deep bluish purple. As your eyes adjust to this room you notice an archway just ahead of you. The glyph of Cancer, the Crab hovers in the entryway, seeming to glow from an innermost light.

As soon as you step through the archway and the luminous white glow of the Glyph of Cancer the smells of the ocean and its waters permeate your senses. The fullness of moonlight reflects back from water’s edge and there is a sense of stillness and anticipation as the waves gently crest and fall. You feel alive and connected to everything. Your senses are alive with sounds and sights that come in flashes of liquid and heart filled memory. Emotion wells up deep inside of you and the beauty and serenity of this place seems almost more than you can bear. You pause for a moment regaining your composure and take a deep full breath to calm the rising emotions. The scene before you moves you to think back on vacations spent with family and friends at the beach. Cool nights walking barefoot in the moonlight and seeing the familiar and welcoming lights of your summer home. The sounds of laughter spilling like music across the beach and the security and sense of belonging that you so finely crafted within your home.

Feeling content and wanting to spend a bit of time alone, you sit on the cool sand and look out at the moonlit ocean. You feel safe and calm in this setting; almost as though this was precisely the place of energy and state of being that is required to feed and nurture your feeling nature. The sound of the water lapping at the sandy shore creates a mesmerizing and calming feeling within you and scenes of your past experiences pass easily and gently as you close your eyes and relax into the inner screen of your awareness.

You see yourself at the time of meeting your now best friend. You remember the feeling of hesitancy and an awkward shyness at first. This is what you usually feel at first meetings; a little vulnerable and hesitant to share your deep feeling nature. Your friend sensed this reserve and persevered in trying to get to know you and before you knew it trust had been won and you felt at home and at ease sharing your most private thoughts and feelings with this person. Your friend said you were the most loyal and nurturing person they had ever met and that you made them feel more like family than just friends. And, although there were rocky times you have remained loyal and committed to the emotional bond the two of you have. The memories of this time and the longstanding friendship and shared experiences have been deeply treasured.

You also think on a time when you felt so overwhelmed by worry that you retreated for days into your own little world. The normal calm state and kind words that you eagerly shared became sullen answers and silence. This was your mechanism for protecting the vulnerability you felt. You remember the discomfort you felt at reacting this way, wanting to reach out and nurture and heal those around you, but feeling as though there was simply too much to be felt and not enough of you to help relieve the burden of it.

You realize as you think on these two counterpoints how similar they are to the ebb and flow of the waters a few feet away from where you are sitting. The flexibility and sometimes giving fully and at other times retreating back to the larger source for renewal and replenishment are your natural state. Emotions are the waters within you that if they remained never changing would stagnate and dry up. There would be no source to feed the mental processes and no waters of inspiration to draw upon when you are in your most intuitive and creative state. As these last thoughts slowly and fully pass through you a gentle pulse of water brushes the tips of your toes resting on the now damp sand. The tide is coming in and in your reveries you did not notice the movement towards you. It is a reminder to you to remain fully present, even in your place of comfortable introspection. That your emotions can be used to inform and to bring you closer to the serenity of the moment, without having to overcome and overwhelm you.

You stand and breathe in the fresh salty air. You look up towards the fullness of the moon and once again the feeling of safeness and home permeates and floods through you. You look back towards your house and see that the lights have been dimmed a bit and a warm glow shines from each of the windows. Inside are those you love. And, in the cycle of return you feel their love for you. Your best friend has come to visit for the weekend, as well, and you now see someone approaching from the house and calling out to you to come in for a game of scrabble and cup of warm tea. Feelings of gratitude and great care for those in your life fills you and you take one last look at the expanse of ocean.

As you begin to walk towards your friend to answer the call the images slowly fade with each step until once again you find that you are standing centrally in the circular room. You look upwards towards the night sky and see the full moon shining brightly into the Hall. You take a deep breath in and as you exhale, you feel enlivened and at peace in this space of celestial beauty. You know you will visit many times again as the solar months progress and the thought fills you with anticipation of what each of your journeys will reveal.

You gently close your eyes and when you open them you are surrounded by the blue veil of energy that carried you to this inner sky. As you take a few more deep breaths and fill the intent with awareness of your physical being and return to your physical space, the mist clears and the smells, sounds and sights of the room in which you began our journey floods your senses. You feel the floor beneath you and the chair on which you are sitting. Noises of the mundane world come back filling ear and mind with thoughts of going about the rest of your day or evening. You take a deep breath in, savoring the vestiges of your astral journey and the insight it provided, and strongly exhale out affirming your oneness with the present moment of physical time and space.

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